December 17, 2020
December 18, 2020
Zone or Region:
Sawtooth and Western Smoky Mtns
Stanley creek/Kelly creek
Did you observe any avalanches? Yes
Size 2: Could bury, injure, or kill a person
Widespread shooting cracks and collapsing throughout stanley creek/kelly creek areas.
Did you see shooting cracks? Yes, Widespread
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing? Yes, Widespread
Widespread cracks and collapsing experienced. New approx 4-6" storm snow failing on buried facets on top of freeze thaw crust. Predominantly northern aspects, but cracks and collapsing present on all aspects. Some small remote slides cause by groomer and sledders.